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Jim Gaffigan’s five kids want you to buy Dad is Fat, so they can eat (Video)

Jim Gaffigan’s five kids want you to buy Dad is Fat, so they can eat (Video)

By | June 10, 2013 at 7:37 pm | No comments

While his book Dad is Fat is already a New York Times bestseller, Jim Gaffigan knows his work is just beginning. And that work entails him making his five kids hawk Daddy’s book— unless, of course, they don’t want to eat. Check out the video below, which finds Gaffigan and...

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Watch the first teaser for Stephen Merchant’s show ‘Hello Ladies’ on HBO

Watch the first teaser for Stephen Merchant’s show ‘Hello Ladies’ on HBO

By | June 10, 2013 at 5:59 pm | No comments

Using the highly rated Game of Thrones season finale as a platform to promote Stephen Merchant's upcoming series Hello Girls, HBO unveiled the first teaser last night. The show follows Merchant -- Ricky Gervais' writing partner -- as an awkward Englishman who tries...

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Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer is here: watch Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Cate Blanchett

Woody Allen’s ‘Blue Jasmine’ trailer is here: watch Louis C.K., Andrew Dice Clay, Cate Blanchett

By | June 7, 2013 at 5:15 pm | No comments

Woody Allen is back stateside (San Francisco to be exact) with Blue Jasmine, a film starring Cate Blanchett as Jasmine, a wealthy, uptight (and knowing Allen, probably neurotic) woman who loses everything when she discovers her husband (Alec Baldwin) is a scheming crook. Having...

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Gillian Jacobs of ‘Community’ lands lead in Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Gillian Jacobs of ‘Community’ lands lead in Hot Tub Time Machine 2

By | June 7, 2013 at 1:34 pm | 3 comments

Hot Tub Time Machine 2 has found its leading lady. Gillian Jacobs, who plays Britta, the lovable but inept psychology student on Community, is set to star alongside Chevy Chase (her former Community co-star), Rob Corddry, Clark Duke, Craig Robinson and Adam Scott in the sequel...

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Nick Offerman to Conan O’Brien: My courtship of Megan Mullally was guided by nature (Video)

Nick Offerman to Conan O’Brien: My courtship of Megan Mullally was guided by nature (Video)

By | June 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm | No comments

At this point, there's no doubt about who the best couple in the entertainment industry is: anyone who gets past the front pages of People will correctly (yes, correctly!) tell you Parks and Recreation star Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally are tops. In this hilarious clip from...

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You should watch Web series ‘Idiot Fencing’ and here’s why (Videos)

You should watch Web series ‘Idiot Fencing’ and here’s why (Videos)

By | June 4, 2013 at 6:00 pm | No comments

Sometimes, I wish all comedians with half-baked ideas for a Web series would just stay in bed and not act on their would-be “brilliant” impulses. And then sometimes I think those half-baked impulses are exactly what we need—if executed properly. Such is the case with...

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Conan O’Brien will appear on next season’s ‘Family Guy’

Conan O’Brien will appear on next season’s ‘Family Guy’

By | June 4, 2013 at 3:13 pm | No comments

Color us excited! Conan O'Brien will be guest starring on next season's Family Guy. O'Brien, who's already done voice cameos on Robot Chicken and The Simpsons, will be playing himself. When Peter and Quagmire discover their talents they form the vocal duo "Griffin and Quagmire"...

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Arrested Development and Archer’s Judy Greer cast in new FX pilot

Arrested Development and Archer’s Judy Greer cast in new FX pilot

By | June 3, 2013 at 10:20 am | No comments

Judy Greer, your favorite perennial guest star and sidekick, has been cast in Andrew Gurland's new half-hour FX pilot about an unaroused but otherwise contented wife who allows her husband to sleep with other women in order to relieve herself of her "marital" obligations. The...

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You should probably watch Samuel L. Jackson perform this monologue

You should probably watch Samuel L. Jackson perform this monologue

By | May 31, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments

Ok, so Eugene Mirman didn’t win the Reddit-powered Samuel L. Jackson contest, in which the actor promised to recite the most up-voted 300-word monologue in an effort to raise awareness of Alzheimers Disease. But the winning entry is excellent, and Jackson only makes it better....

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